It’s safe to say that most everyone got it wrong about Tiger Woods after he went on to win his fifth Masters title and 15th major championship on Sunday. Golf media, let alone all of sports media, was no exception either.
That includes the Worldwide Leader in Sports itself, ESPN. And it decided to poke fun at itself over being completely incorrect about Woods.
Around The Horn, the popular daily sports debate show hosted by Tony Reali, released a video on Monday trolling its panelists over the years who thought that Woods’s days atop the sports world were over.
If you’ve never watched the half hour-long show before, Reali moderates and tosses out a variety of sports news topics to his four panelists to discuss and argue about. It grew out of the show that follows it everyday on ESPN, Pardon the Interruption.
Watch the compilation below and take a look at just how off some of these “experts” were with their takes.
We went through ALL the times our panelists talked about Tiger in the last 11 years looking for freezing cold takes and It. Was. Glorious. pic.twitter.com/dcLuoCjpkY
— Around The Home (@AroundtheHorn) April 15, 2019
The video includes a murderer’s row of sports media personalities: Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe, Frank Isola of The Athletic, Bill Plaschke of The Los Angles Times, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Tim Cowlishaw of The Dallas Morning News, and so many more. (We give credit to Around the Horn for the video because hey, we were wrong plenty of times, too.)
It just goes to show that no matter how certain you are that something will happen, you never really know what’s going to unfold. Woods even proved that those who have been covering him for years could be wrong.
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